With E3 2021 once again looking different this year, many publishers are opting to forgo the traditional press conference and instead move to digital platforms, to make their announcements available to the widest audience possible. For Ubisoft, that will come in the form of their latest Ubisoft Forward digital event, scheduled for 5.00am AEST on 13 June 2021 (Aka. blimmin’ early on a Sunday morning for us Aussies).
To stream via the official Ubisoft website, the event is pitched as “featuring a diverse content lineup including fan favorites, newly announced titles, and surprises”. Accessing the stream through Ubisoft’s official website will provide viewers access to subtitles in 12 different languages.
Being even more inclusive, both the pre-show and main show will be translated into American Sign Language, with the main show also being audio described in English. Such an amazing decision from the team at Ubisoft, which will hopefully become standard from major publishers in the future.
Ubisoft has this week shared some more information about what will be going into the event:
Pre-Show (4.00am – 5.00am)
News and updates from live games such as For Honor, Trackmania, The Crew 2, Brawlhalla, Watch Dogs : Legion, and more from the teams at Ubisoft.
Main Show (5.00am – 6.00am)
The main show will feature the next mainline entry in the Rainbow Six franchise, formerly known as Rainbow Six Quarantine, with world premiere gameplay and trailers revealing this brand-new co-op title for the first time.
The show will also include more details on Far Cry 6, a game set in a nation under the heel of dictator Antón Castillo, played by Giancarlo Esposito. There will also be news of Riders Republic, the upcoming multiplayer open-world playground taking place the landscapes of North America.
There will also be updates from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Rainbow Six Siege on their upcoming content, as well as content from the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest, and soon-to-release movie Werewolves Within, both from Ubisoft Film & Television.
Post-Show (6.00am onwards)
The post-show will include a Rainbow Six Siege Community Briefing to update players on the latest news, plus an in-depth discussion with Siege developers on how they designed the latest addition to the Operator roster, Operation North Star’s Thunderbird.
The show also will provide a number of fresh reveals, such as the Y6S2 Streamer Charms, Community Artist Bundle, and Sixth Guardian Charity bundle partnerships. Developers will provide deeper insight into the announcements from the main show, and players will have a chance to win an exclusive Fan Charm via Twitch Drops.